August 8 - August 14, 2005


Widespread thundershowers were observed on both Monday through Friday. The slow moving, convective cells were responsible for intense downpours. During the week daily amounts exceeding two inches were reported at Walhalla, Pelion, Bennettsville, Sandhill, Lake Moultrie, Jamestown and Cedar Creek. While upstate and central locations have received surplus rains, sites within the coastal counties report a yearly deficit of between six and ten inches. Hot, humid weather ended the week with middle 90's reported on both Saturday and Sunday. For the period, the state average temperature was one degree above normal.

The highest official temperature reported was 95 degrees at Cheraw on August 13 and at Orangeburg on August 14. The lowest official temperature reported was 62 degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of August 10. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 4.25 inches at Sandy Run ending at 7:00 am on August 10. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.0 inches.


                       Weekly   Jan 1  Deviation     
                        Total   Total   From Avg
        Greer           1.07    38.4        5.9
      Columbia           1.76    35.3        3.0  
    Orangeburg           1.32    28.2       -3.4
 Charlotte, NC           1.15    27.8        0.4	
   Augusta, GA           0.59    34.4        4.8
      Florence           0.31    29.0       -0.3           
  Myrtle Beach           0.82    17.5       -9.8
    Charleston           1.68    26.2       -6.5      
  Savannah, GA  	 1.71    30.3       -1.9

Weekly rainfall totals ending midnight Sunday.  

SOIL: 4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 83 degrees.

RIVERS AND SURF: South Carolina river stages were near to below normal. Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 83 degrees.